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Play School Season 311

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Season 311, Episode 01 Carnival of the Animals (1)

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May 30, 2016
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Carnival of the Animals (1) May 30, 2016 Come along now, come and see the finest animals on land, air and sea!In this series of Play School we introduce young children to the wonderful music of Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns. It is a playful work full of musical variety and fun. We explore elements of music like pitch and tempo and look closely at some instruments from the orchestra to see how their sounds are made.Young children are inherently musical. Participating in musical experiences helps to wire the young brain for learning as babies, toddlers and young children listen, move and sing. They enjoy experimenting with sounds and musical instruments.A wonderful group of performers share their musical expertise and join with Justine Clarke and Eddie Perfect on their joy-filled exploration journey with the animals and their adventures. We invite you to join us for Play School’s Carnival of the Animals!Episode 1PRESENTERS Justine Clarke & Eddie PerfectPIANIST Peter DasentSTORY Listen (A story told by the Play School team)FILM Lions (Play School, ABC. Footage courtesy Shutterstock)ORCHESTRA Carnival of the Animals Movement No. 1 - Introduction and Royal Lion March Movement No. 5 - ElephantINSTRUMENT IN FOCUS Piano Strings – Violin, Viola, Cello and Double BassMUSICAL ELEMENTS IN FOCUS Pitch – high and lowIDEAS FOR LATER - See if you can find a recording of Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns. Listen again to the elephants dancing. Can you dance like an elephant too? - If you have a piano ask someone to help you take a look inside. See how playing the keys makes the hammers tap the strings. - Pretend your backyard or a nearby park is a jungle. What sort of creatures might live in your pretend jungle?SONGSLeo the Lion Composer: Harry Snyder & Herman Renner Publisher: Prentice Hall Inc.Mi Cuerpo Composer: Traditional Publisher: ABC Music PublishingOne Grey Elephant Composer: Traditional Publisher: ABC Music PublishingMAKE AND DOHow to Make A Rattly Shaker & TrumpetYou will need: - A plastic bottle with a lid - Uncooked rice - Plastic funnel - Masking tapeFor the rattly shakerPlace the funnel into the top of the plastic bottle. Pour rice into plastic bottle. Seal the lid tightly and tape around the join to ensure the lid stays on while you rattle your shaker.For the trumpetAttach the plastic tubing to base of the funnel and blow tunefully!

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Season 311, Episode 02 Carnival of the Animals (2)

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May 31, 2016
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Carnival of the Animals (2) May 31, 2016 Come along now, come and see the finest animals on land, air and sea!In this series of Play School we introduce young children to the wonderful music of Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns. It is a playful work full of musical variety and fun. We explore elements of music like pitch and tempo and look closely at some instruments from the orchestra to see how their sounds are made.Young children are inherently musical. Participating in musical experiences helps to wire the young brain for learning as babies, toddlers and young children listen, move and sing. They enjoy experimenting with sounds and musical instruments.A wonderful group of performers share their musical expertise and join with Justine Clarke and Eddie Perfect on their joy-filled exploration journey with the animals and their adventures. We invite you to join us for Play School’s Carnival of the Animals!Episode 2PRESENTERS Eddie Perfect & Justine ClarkePIANIST Peter DasentTOLD STORY The Three Singing Dinosaurs (A story told by the Play School team)FILM Aquarium Reef (Play School, ABC.Footage Courtesy Shutterstock)ORCHESTRA Carnival of the Animals Movement No. 12 - Fossils Movement No. 7 – FishINSTRUMENT IN FOCUS XylophoneMUSICAL ELEMENTS IN FOCUS Pitch - high and low; ascending and descending pitchSONGSDry Bones Composer: Traditional Publisher: ABC Music PublishingDr Knicker Bocker Composer: Traditional Publisher: ABC Music PublishingTwinkle Twinkle Composer: Traditional Publisher: ABC Music PublishingThree Little Fishies Composer: Saxie Dowell Publisher: J. Albert & SonsBoom Ti-a-ra Composer: Traditional Publisher: ABC Music PublishingAll the Fish Are Swimming in the Water Composer: Beatrice Landeck Publisher: ABC Music PublishingHokey Pokey (Ocean Motion) Composer: Jimmy Kennedy Publisher: Campbell Connelly& Co, via Albert MusicIDEAS FOR LATER - Visit a pet shop and look at the brightly coloured tropical fish. - Can you feel your bones in your elbows and knees, your hips and shoulders? Can you do a wobbly skeleton dance? - Visit the library and see if you can find a book about dinosaurs or fossils.MAKE AND DOHow to Paint a Fishy Picture to Watery, Fishy MusicYou will need: - Large piece of paper - An assortment of paint - Sponges - Brushes - Recording of a fishy song e.g. Carnival of the Animals Movement No. 7 - FishPlace the large piece of paper on the table, floor or on an easel. Paint as you listen to the music. What do you imagine? Maybe some coloured fish, crabs, sea weed or a big whale?

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Season 311, Episode 03 Carnival of the Animals (3)

S311 E03

Jun 1, 2016
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Carnival of the Animals (3) Jun 1, 2016 Come along now, come and see the finest animals on land, air and sea!In this series of Play School we introduce young children to the wonderful music of Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns. It is a playful work full of musical variety and fun. We explore elements of music like pitch and tempo and look closely at some instruments from the orchestra to see how their sounds are made.Young children are inherently musical. Participating in musical experiences helps to wire the young brain for learning as babies, toddlers and young children listen, move and sing. They enjoy experimenting with sounds and musical instruments.A wonderful group of performers share their musical expertise and join with Justine Clarke and Eddie Perfect on their joy-filled exploration journey with the animals and their adventures. We invite you to join us for Play School’s Carnival of the Animals!Episode 3PRESENTERS Justine Clarke & Eddie PerfectPIANIST Peter DasentSTORY Stan the One Man Percussion Band (A story told by the Play School team)FILM Swans (Play School, ABC.Footage courtesy Shutterstock)ORCHESTRA Carnival of the Animals Movement No. 7 – Swan (abridged) Movement No.6 - KangarooINSTRUMENT IN FOCUS CelloMUSICAL ELEMENTS IN FOCUS Staccato – jerky and jumpy Legato - smoothIDEAS FOR LATER - Make your own percussion band using household and recycled objects. You could give a concert for the grownups. - Make your own kazoo by placing a piece of tissue paper over a comb and blowing through it. - Listen to the noises you can hear inside. Walk outside and listen again. What different sounds can you hear?SONGSCome On And... Composer: Louie Suthers Publisher: ControlFive Little Ducks Composer: Traditional Publisher: ABC Music PublishingDer Glumph Composer: Traditional Publisher: ABC Music PublishingI Like Peace I Like Quiet Composer: Michael Cole & Peter Gosling Publisher: EMI Music/ControlFa La Nana Composer: Italian Traditional Publisher: ABC Music PublishingHoppity Hop the Kangaroo Composer: Jean Edna Webb Publisher: ControlMAKE AND DOHow to Make a Swan and Baby SwansYou will need: - Plastic takeaway container - Plastic serving spoon - Crepe paper – black and grey - 2 x small plastic teaspoons - 3 x plastic lids - 3 x small plastic containers - Pipe cleaners - Sticky tack - Sticky tapeFor the mother swanPoke the large spoon through the base of the large plastic container. Poke the two tea spoons through the base towards the other end. Seal the holes with sticky tack to prevent water leaking in to the container. Create wings and tail for your swan with black crepe paper and attach with tack or tape.For the cygnetsCreate wings from grey crepe paper and attach with tape. Add a neck and head using a pipe cleaner. Attach using tack. Place the lid into the small plastic container and attach with tack. Take your mother swan and cygnets for a swim in a bowl of water!

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Season 311, Episode 04 Carnival of the Animals (4)

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Jun 2, 2016
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Carnival of the Animals (4) Jun 2, 2016 Come along now, come and see the finest animals on land, air and sea!In this series of Play School we introduce young children to the wonderful music of Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns. It is a playful work full of musical variety and fun. We explore elements of music like pitch and tempo and look closely at some instruments from the orchestra to see how their sounds are made.Young children are inherently musical. Participating in musical experiences helps to wire the young brain for learning as babies, toddlers and young children listen, move and sing. They enjoy experimenting with sounds and musical instruments.A wonderful group of performers share their musical expertise and join with Justine Clarke and Eddie Perfect on their joy-filled exploration journey with the animals and their adventures. We invite you to join us for Play School’s Carnival of the Animals!Episode 4PRESENTERS Eddie Perfect & Justine ClarkePIANIST Peter DasentTOLD STORY I Can, You Can, Do the Can Can (A story told by the Play School team)FILM Colourful Birds (Play School, ABC. Footage courtesy Shutterstock)ORCHESTRA Carnival of the Animals Movement No. 10 – Aviary Movement No.4 – TortoiseINSTRUMENT IN FOCUS Flute PiccoloMUSICAL ELEMENTS IN FOCUS Tempo- fast and slow Pitch – high and lowIDEAS FOR LATER - Dress up in fancy clothes and have a dance concert - Use some homemade instruments to explore fast and slow with a friend. One can play and one can move and then you can swap!SONGSTwo Little Dickie Birds Composer: Traditional Publisher: ABC Music PublishingI Have Made a Pretty Nest Composer: Ann Elliott Publisher: Steiner & BellMovement Song Composer: Peter Dasent & Kylie Montague Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingFly Like A Bird Composer: Roberta McLaughlin Publisher: Bowmar Publishing Corp.One Foot in Front of the Other Composer: Peter Dasent & Garth Frost Publisher: OriginCan Can Composer: Jacques Offenbach & Mark Barnard (lyrics) Publisher: Public DomainI Like to Sing Composer: Peter Dasent & Garth Frost Publisher: OriginMAKE AND DOHow to Make a Birds Nest HatYou will need: - Sun hat with deep brim - Newspaper - Tissue paper - Pipe cleaners - Cotton wool balls - Pegs - Plastic egg - Coloured paperTear newspaper into strips and use it to fill the brim of the hat. Make birds by twisting tissue paper into wings. Attach the wings to the pipe cleaner and cotton ball using a peg. Attach birds to the edge of the hat using pegs and pipe cleaners. Make another bird in the same way. Use coloured paper to make a fan tail. Create the fan by concertina fold. Attach the tail to the wings and pipe cleaner and place inside the plastic egg. Gently place the egg in the middle of the nest. Invite someone to open the egg and give then a surprise!

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Season 311, Episode 05 Carnival of the Animals (5)

S311 E05

Jun 3, 2016
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Carnival of the Animals (5) Jun 3, 2016 Come along now, come and see the finest animals on land, air and sea!In this series of Play School we introduce young children to the wonderful music of Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns. It is a playful work full of musical variety and fun. We explore elements of music like pitch and tempo and look closely at some instruments from the orchestra to see how their sounds are made.Young children are inherently musical. Participating in musical experiences helps to wire the young brain for learning as babies, toddlers and young children listen, move and sing. They enjoy experimenting with sounds and musical instruments.A wonderful group of performers share their musical expertise and join with Justine Clarke and Eddie Perfect on their joy-filled exploration journey with the animals and their adventures. We invite you to join us for Play School’s Carnival of the Animals!Episode 5PRESENTERS Justine Clarke & Eddie PerfectPIANIST Peter DasentSTORY Orlando Author: Illustrator: Publisher:FILM Woodlands (Play School, ABC. Footage courtesy Shutterstock)ORCHESTRA Carnival of the Animals Movement No. 14 – FinaleINSTRUMENT IN FOCUS ClarinetMUSICAL ELEMENTS IN FOCUS Volume – loud and soft Diminuendo – getting softer Pitch – high and lowIDEAS FOR LATER - Take a walk outside and listen for bird calls. Can you hear any? Can you see the bird making the sound? I wonder what type of bird it is? How might you find out? - Make your own puppet animal using a ball of wool, pom poms and pipe cleaners. Add strings and make your puppet dance or march in the carnival of the Animals.SONGSI’m a Clock Composer: Satis Coleman & Alice Thorn Publisher: Music Sales AustraliaSymphony No. 5 Op. 67 Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven Publisher: Public DomainLet’s Play Together Composer: Arthur Baysting & Peter Dasent Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingMAKE AND DOHow to Make Painting SoundsYou will need: - Large piece of blank paper - Floor mop - Kitchen sponge - Loofah - Dish mop - Paint trays - A range of coloured paint - Music with strong and varying tempo and beatListen to the beat and tempo of the music and use the different painting tools to respond to the music. Explore high and low and soft and loud, smooth and jerky sounds and movements.How to Make a Play School ClockYou will need: - Large cardboard paper plate - 12 patty pans - Texta - Glue Stick - Split Pin - Two cardboard strips for the hands of the clock - ScissorsWrite the numbers 1 to 12 on the patty pans. Attach the patty pans to the edge of the paper plate to create the clock face. Cut the end of each cardboard strip to a point to make the hands of the clock. Place a split pin through the non-pointed end of the clock hands and then through the centre of the paper plate. Set the clock to whatever time you choose!

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